Investigating fatherhood – how you can be part of this Australian study

We love bringing you the ground-breaking results of research into parenthood and children, but this is the first time we’ve let you know how you can be part of one of these studies. This one is just for the dads, and will hopefully lead to a better understanding of how fathers contribute to the healthy development of their children.

James Cook University’s Jessica Alpin in is her final year of a psychology degree with honours, and is behind the study which aims to better understand fathers and their experiences of fatherhood.

The study will explore the experience of fathers in parenting their children, the relationships they have with their kids, their ability to cope with fatherhood and their connection to their families. As part of the study, Jessica is also keen to hear from dads with children who were born prematurely.

It’s hoped the results will be used to inform healthcare professionals about the importance of the role of fathers, and how they contribute to the well-being and development of their children.

Jessica is looking for dads with children five years or younger, who can detail what it’s like to parent their child and what it’s like to be a dad, as part of a survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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